Recycling Collection


Wednesday is recyclables collection day for all addresses in Highland Park.

  • Please place your green recycling container out by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  
  • Please place your green recycling container in the alley or at the curb if you do not have a paved alley
  • If your recycling day falls on a holiday, save your recyclable items for the next collection day. Holidays observed are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

What can be recycled?

  • Paper - newspapers, magazines, junk mail, shredded paper (if raining, please place in a clear plastic bag, wet paper cannot be recycled)
  • Cardboard - boxes, food and beverage containers
  • Plastics - marked 1, 2, and 5. Please rinse and remove lids. Containers may be crushed to conserve space.
  • Aluminum and Metal - food and beverage cans, empty aerosol cans. Please rinse before placing in the recycling bin.
  • Glass - clear, brown, and green food and beverage bottles. Please rinse and remove lids.
  • For more information visit the Recycling Basics information page.

Items not allowed

  • Hardcover books
  • Carbon paper
  • Plastic wrap, bags, toys, or plastic bottles used for automotive or other hazardous materials
  • Scrap metal 
  • Styrofoam 
  • Paint cans
  • Automotive product cans
  • Disposable aluminum pie tins and containers
  • Light bulbs, plate glass, auto glass, tempered glass, mirrors, ceramics, or any glass that is not a food or beverage bottle